No keeper would have been able to do anything about Ramires' finish, and the Blaugrana stopper was on hand to capitalise on Kalou's hesitation in the second half.
Looked groggy after colliding with Valdes and was withdrawn midway through the first half after being out-muscled by Drogba.
The nature of Chelsea's performance needed very little in the way of defending but Drogba still got the better of the veteran centre-back, on the left of the back three, on one too many occasions.
Looked out of his depth for much of the first half, misplacing passes and ending attacking moves. His cut across the box for Busquets' goal was good when it mattered, though, and he drew a smart stop from Cech before his substitution for Tello.
No significant impact from the former Arsenal man, involved in all the passing as usual but providing none of the punch with which you would normally associate him. Brought off for Keita on 75 minutes.
In support of the attackers he made himself available well and even scored a rare goal by breaking forward with several others and being in the right place at the right time. Lampard gave him little worry.
The most impressive of Barca's frustrated front line, in both his supplying of through-balls and receiving of them. His calm, passed finish to make it 2-0 was of fine quality. Deserved better than the result.
As clinical with the ball at his feet as you would expect but the maestro never delivered the vital assist that his side badly needed.
Did the better of the three defenders in that Drogba preferred to target Puyol. The Argentine came close at the other end with a long-range shot in the first half that went not too far over.
One weak header early in the second half that dropped wide may haunt the Chilean. His interplay with Messi on the edge of the box was often sublime but not when it counted.
Uncharacteristically timid in front of goal. He should have buried his first-half chance when through centrally but shot straight at Cech, and his penalty against the bar was a real shock. The wait for a goal against Chelsea goes on, but his through-ball for Iniesta's goal and general interplay was excellent. Frustration manifested in a booking for pulling back Lampard.
The referee was perhaps convinced by the partisan crowd to award the keeper a yellow for timewasting at goal kicks, but Cech otherwise was excellent. He saved well despite a poor Messi finish in the first half and was generally blameless for the Barca goals. Particularly smart in blocking from Cuenca in the second half.
Sent off after 37 minutes for recklessly kneeing Alexis in the back off the ball for no apparent reason, a moment of madness which cost his team dearly and was a hammer-blow to his own reputation. That not to mention his playing onside of several men for Busquets' opener.
Subbed in the 12th minute after failing to shake off a hamstring injury suffered making an early block.
Had to move into the centre early on when Cahill came off and, barring the odd through-ball getting past him early on, which is almost contractual against Barca, acquitted himself well. He, too, however, will miss the final as he picked up another yellow.
Outstanding defensive display against the lively Cuenca and Alves, highlighte by some alert interceptions and well-timed challenges. Still at the top of his game.
Arrived from nowhere to give his team hope with a brilliant chip over Valdes seconds after a booking that ruled him out of the final. Dogged in defending also but the timing of his contribution was utterly perfect - it's hard to see the result being possible without him.
He, too, will miss the final after a yellow card too many and he was perhaps the least impressive of Chelsea's midfielders, but got as stuck in as he could.
A luxury even with 11 men in Chelsea's gameplan, the Spaniard had little to do when on the pitch and was rightly the man sacrificed for Kalou in the second half.
His was the through-ball which Ramires latched onto for the goal and what an important one it was. Not as mobile to defend as others and booked during the second half as things got scrappy, but he did well.
J. Obi Mikel
Picked up a yellow card in the first half and did not dominate the Barca midfield as he had in the first leg but, in the anchor role, he did his part.
Caused panic in the Barcelona defence whenever he had the ball - which was not very often. Usually capable in defence but gave away a penalty by mistiming his tackle on Fabregas - and was lucky to see it spurned. However, that was the exception as he put in a strong shift at both ends, wearing himself out before Torres replaced him with 10 minutes left.
- 13 Pinto
- 21 Adriano Correia
Came on midway through the first half and was energetic as usual but just could not blast his way past the rigidly excellent Cole.
Virtually invisible after replacing Fabregas as Chelsea grew in confidence and dug in.
- 11 Thiago Alcântara
After a poor showing against Real Madrid it was a surprise to see him introduced before Pedro when Cuenca was replaced, and he was anonymous as the hosts failed to find the breakthrough.
- 17 Pedro
- 22 R. Turnbull
Brought on early for Cahill and then became an emergency centre-back when Terry was sent off. You might have expected a disaster but the Portuguese was more than solid in the unfamiliar role in an effort that merits a great deal of credit.
- 15 F. Malouda
His only notable contribution as a subsitute for Mata was hesitating on a counterattacking chance - not that it mattered in the end as Barca did not capitalise.
- 23 D. Sturridge
Lucky not to be punished for losing his man after coming on late, the goal being ruled out for offside - but came good when it mattered. The £50 million man looked like his old self as he seized upon the stoppage-time chance, rampaging into space and rounding Valdes to put the icing on a famous cake.